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had to dramatically, as did george w. bush and bill clinton before him. campaigns are about one vision of the world that is critical of their opponent, whether it is the incumbent or the previous president. for example, george w. bush on russia said bill clinton was wrong, he personalize our relationship, invested too much in boris yeltsin, and that is a disaster. i will be a realist, thinking about america's national interest, and what did he do? he got into office, met with vladimir putin, looked into his eyes, and famously saw his soul, so people pivot. barack obama said he would negotiate with our enemies and our friends, and outlined a new policy of engagement to iran and north korea. those things did not happen. reality did not permit it. the record is running on would have astonished many supporters of barack obama in 2008. host: susan glasser is the editor in chief of "foreign policy magazine." here's a question from tony on twitter. the obama reset with russia, bush looking into platooned's soul neither worked well. this is a part of the region that you know well. guest: we pa
is the front page of "the washington post" this morning. clinton was among the first obama administration officials to publicly condemn the attack and warned the deaths of ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans." host: "and the administration account of the attack. the state department instead will send a trusted to rid diplomat along with three security officials. had the hearing, as they depart officials provide new details about the attack while asserting there was no way to predict or prevent the sustained assault." as we read from "the washington times," they took away any claims that this attack was due to protests about that video. that is a front page of "washington times." they also include a timeline, a brief chronology about the aftermath of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, if you are interested in that, in "the washington times." david miliband writes this morning -- host: that is some background for you before you tune in to the hearing. our coverage at noon today, that is when the hearing begins. chad, silver spring, maryland, independent. thanks
call on this from clinton, illinois. matt is waiting on the independent line. good morning. caller: mitt romney needs to go after the whole libya at incident. he may have made a few missteps regarding coming out with information, but he needs to layoff of that, because it is one thing that he can actually use. i do not know if it will help his foreign policy, because obama can just come back and say -- that is what i did -- but that is something he will really have to focus on if he wants to do those foreign policy speeches. host: thank you for giving us a ring this morning. you want to show you a little bit from that speech released yesterday. mitt romney is expected to say that he knows the president hopes for a safer and freer and more prosperous middle east -- host: we want to bring in now from "the washington post" a reporter to talk about this speech today. thank you for joining us today. caller: thank you for having me on. host: what does mitt romney have to do in this speech? caller: as was mentioned this morning, this will be late in the game for him to be giving a speech
's did a good job. martha did seem to interrupt and challenge ryan more. next up is clinton veered clinton joins us from virginia on our republican line. caller: good morning. i was in the other room and have the volume turned up loudly. take and the entire debate. and i had a hard time in the initial stages of it telling if martha was on the side of the republicans or democrats. i thought she was -- they brought in a third party that was arguing for the democrats. to me she was very biased, initially. and, again, the term moderator -- she is supposed to take an active role in moderating what is said. and it seems as one of the other callers mentioned, it was more like watching a circus. host: is there an ideal moderator in your mind? someone you would like to see moderate these debates? caller: you have to go back to the 1970's to find someone who is impartial. today it seems that every one has an overstatement -- that is an overstatement. but ones that i have seen, of course everyone has an opinion, and that is going to be difficult for me to take a specific one. host: that as cl
and the democratic party will pick up a senate seat. bill clinton spoke in indianapolis and exposed the tea party rhetoric in what mike murdoch wanted to do. it's not acceptable to the american people. i do believe the republican party is trying to trick everybody and the press is somewhat compliant because they know when these things are not true. host: as we said, in our last hour-and-a-half we will focus on the key races in the house. we will have the executive directors of the national congressional committees from the democratic and republican parties. princeton professor julian zelizer r will be with us next to talk about the importance of past debates. that's next as we continue our conversation about tonight's vice presidential debate in danville, kentucky. there is the stage. live coverage this morning and continuing throughout. tonight we will have a preview program at 7:00 p.m. eastern and the debate at 9:00 p.m. we will be right back. >[video clip] >> this government has maintained the closest surveillance of the soviet military buildup on the island of cuba. within the past week, unm
that we should go back to the rates we had when bill clinton was president creating 23 million new jobs and creating more millionaires to boot. we can not only reduce the deficit, encourage job growth through small businesses that we're able to make the investments that are necessary in indication our energy. host: president obama wednesday night at the first debate. alan viard. guest: there are a few things i would take issue with. the bush tax cut to expire for the high income levels and we would be going back to the rate prevailed under president clinton. that is not quite right. there will be a new tax called the unearned medicare income tax will impose an extra 3.8% on interest, dividends, and capital gains. that will be 3.8% higher than clinton tax rates. there will also be a medicare tax will increase. i think that 18 numbers right for cutting taxes on small businesses. republicans have made a tactical mistake when they tried to market this on the ground that they are for small business. the goal of the tax cut is to remove distortions in the economy, but when you focus on its sp
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